So I have the flu, and i am taking z-pac, i am also prescribed 5mg xanax but i am afriad to mix the two. My doctor unfortunatley is not in today so i cannot call and ask him. Could anyone tell me if its alright to mix the two
Asked by Shelba Thierauf 2 years ago.
Wait til you talk to your doctor! Before taking azithromycin (Z-Pak), tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs: · nelfinavir (Viracept); · digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps); · ergot medicine such as methysergide (Sansert), ergotamine (Ergostat, Medihaler, Cafergot, Ercaf, Wigraine), dihydroergotamine mesylate (D.H.E., Migranal Nasal Spray); · triazolam (Halcion); · carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol); · cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune); · phenytoin (Dilantin); · cholesterol-lowering medicines such as lovastatin (Mevacor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), or cerivastatin (Baycol); · a calcium channel blocker such as diltiazem (Cartia XT, Diltiazem, Tiazac), felodipine (Plendil), nicardipine (Cardene), nifedipine (Procardia, Adalat), nimodipine (Nimotop), verapamil (Calan, Covera-HS); · HIV medicines such as indinavir (Crixivan), ritonavir (Norvir), saquinavir (Invirase); ***· alprazolam (Xanax), diazepam (Valium), midazolam (Versed), triazolam (Halcion); · • If you are using any of these drugs, you may not be able to use azithromycin, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment Xanex interacts BADLY with antibiotics such as fluconazole (Diflucan), itraconazole (Sporanox) or ketoconazole (Nizoral); Answered by Fletcher Prawdzik 2 years ago.
im not a pharmacist, but i am knowledgeable about medication, i'm not sure what z-pac is, but if its for the flu, i dont think any severe interactions would occur with any benzodiazepines like xanax. I'm prescribed to 4mg a day but i've never mixed it with flu medicane. i hope that helped some Answered by Cary Reiniger 2 years ago.
The label on your prescription will have warnings for common interactions, however, your best bet would be to read the inserts given to you with your receipt. The pharmacist will know better (even more than the doctor) the problems with drug interactions. Call your pharmacist first. There are websites such as drug checker, but they may not be up to date, so read the disclaimer before you bet your life on it. Answered by Monte Scarrow 2 years ago.
there should be no problem. but I think you have something wrong. Xanax is available in tablets as 0.25, 0.5, 1 and 2 milligrams. Are you taking 0.5 mg tablets (they are salmon colored) or is your total daily does 5 mg.. Doctors often write the zero before the decimal and not after. This avoids confusion so pharmacists and nurses do not mistake a half milligram for five milligrams, or ten milligrams for one milligram. Answered by Mitch Kapoi 2 years ago.
Please ask your pharmacist about drug interactions, and he or she can tell you if they two are ok to take together. (He or she may give you the ok to take both since I believe that the z-pac is an antibiotic medication while xanaz is a tranquilizer. Though don't take advice from us laypeople :) Answered by Pearle Sitaca 2 years ago.
Call a pharmacist. Answered by Jeraldine Wisser 2 years ago.
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I'm on z-pak, and my infection isn't bad at all, I don't even really feel sick, I just have a slight balance problem and had hot flashes, doc says it's probably sinus infection, but I hardly feel it.1) Is it okay to drink milk products, have yogurt on this med, and eat basically anything, or...
Asked by Niesha Okumura 2 years ago.
I'm on z-pak, and my infection isn't bad at all, I don't even really feel sick, I just have a slight balance problem and had hot flashes, doc says it's probably sinus infection, but I hardly feel it. 1) Is it okay to drink milk products, have yogurt on this med, and eat basically anything, or should you stick to non-milk and non-acidic products? 2) Is it okay to exercize and exert onesself, as long as they feel okay and are taking in enough fluids? 3) Is sexual intercourse okay? (my theory is if god forbid you get anything else, you're already on the antibiotics so it won't stand a chance) 4)Can you go about your life without making any modifications, and slowing yourself down? Answered by Cyril Barcus 2 years ago.
What should I avoid while taking Zithromax Z-Pak (azithromycin)? Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to. Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds). Azithromycin can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may result. Use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 15) and wear protective clothing if you must be out in the sun. Zithromax Z-Pak (azithromycin) side effects Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using azithromycin and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: diarrhea that is watery or bloody; chest pain, uneven heartbeats; or nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes). Continue using azithromycin and talk with your doctor if you have any of these less serious side effects: mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, or stomach pain; dizziness, tired feeling, or headache; vaginal itching or discharge; or mild itching or skin rash. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. What other drugs will affect Zithromax Z-Pak (azithromycin)? Do not take antacids that contain aluminum or magnesium within 2 hours of taking azithromycin. Before taking azithromycin, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs: nelfinavir (Viracept); digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps); ergot medicine such as methysergide (Sansert), ergotamine (Ergostat, Medihaler, Cafergot, Ercaf, Wigraine), dihydroergotamine mesylate (D.H.E., Migranal Nasal Spray); triazolam (Halcion); carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol); cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune); phenytoin (Dilantin); cholesterol-lowering medicines such as lovastatin (Mevacor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), or cerivastatin (Baycol); a calcium channel blocker such as diltiazem (Cartia XT, Diltiazem, Tiazac), felodipine (Plendil), nicardipine (Cardene), nifedipine (Procardia, Adalat), nimodipine (Nimotop), verapamil (Calan, Covera-HS); HIV medicines such as indinavir (Crixivan), ritonavir (Norvir), saquinavir (Invirase); alprazolam (Xanax), diazepam (Valium), midazolam (Versed), triazolam (Halcion); theophylline (Theo-Dur, Theolair, Theochron); warfarin (Coumadin); pimozide (Orap); or another antibiotic, especially clarithromycin (Biaxin) or erythromycin (E-Mycin, E.E.S, Ery-Tab). If you are using any of these drugs, you may not be able to use azithromycin, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment. There are many other medicines that can interact with azithromycin. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list with you of all the medicines you use and show this list to any doctor or other healthcare provider who treats you. Where can I get more information? Your pharmacist has additional information about azithromycin written for health professionals that you may read. What does my medication look like? Azithromycin is available with a prescription under the brand name Zithromax. Other brand or generic formulations may also be available. 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